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March 1, 1988
Negotiators for the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers continued talking late Monday night as a three-year contract covering 9,000 movie and TV writers neared its midnight expiration. A writers' strike could begin later this week if a new agreement is not reached. Representatives of both sides said major issues remained unresolved, including a producers' demand that writers make concessions concerning residual payments for one-hour TV shows.
February 14, 2001
The road to riches isn't necessarily the road to Academy Awards. Here's a look at how the Top 10 box-office films (through Sunday) fared with Oscar nominations. *--* FILM (STUDIO) BOX-OFFICE TOTAL NOMINATIONS 1. "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (Universal) $259,806,995 3 2. "M:I-2" (Paramount) $215,409,889 0 3. "Cast Away" (Fox) $209,798,303 2 4. "Gladiator" (DreamWorks) $186,610,052 12 5. "The Perfect Storm" (Warner Bros.) $182,618,434 2 6.
June 2, 2005 |
Buzz Aldrin has faced many challenges in his life -- as an Air Force pilot manning 66 combat missions during the Korean War, a student of astronautics at MIT and one of the first astronauts to walk on the moon. Now, Aldrin will brave another test of his nerves of steel: a roomful of wide-eyed kids. Aldrin will be on hand Sunday as part of a family matinee day sponsored by Every Picture Tells a Story bookstore and the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.
December 11, 2007
Sales in the U.S. and Canada, Dec. 7-9: Movie (studio): 1. The Golden Compass (New Line) 3-day gross (millions): $25.8 Total (millions): $25.8 Venues: 3,528 Average per venue: $7,308 Weeks: 1 -- Movie (studio): 2. Enchanted (Disney) 3-day gross (millions): $10.7 Total (millions): $83.9 Venues: 3,520 Average per venue: $3,042 Weeks: 3 -- Movie (studio): 3. This Christmas (Sony) 3-day gross (millions): $5.0 Total (millions): $42.
October 22, 2003 |
Doubleday and CBS are trading sharp words over CBS' surprise Saturday broadcast of a special on the making of its upcoming movie about the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping, which upset the publisher's carefully crafted media plan to launch a book on the topic. Both CBS and Doubleday have rights to a portion of the Smart story, CBS for its Nov. 9 movie "The Elizabeth Smart Story" and Doubleday for a book on the ordeal, to be published Tuesday, from the Utah teen's parents, Ed and Lois Smart.
June 2, 2005 |
Here's the choice: You can rush across town to the megaplex, wait in separate lines for $5 parking, $14 tickets and $6 popcorn, only for the pleasure of a loudmouth talking over all the best dialogue. Or, you can slide the latest DVD from Netflix into your 12-speaker, high-definition home theater system, order a pizza and become one with your La-Z-Boy and fantasies of being as funny as Vince Vaughn. Face it.